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General Surgery Residency

Program Director and Administration


 
Mark R. Nehler, MD
Professor of Surgery, Vascular Section chief
Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Surgery 

Clinical Interests Limb salvage surgery, clinical trial design, resident education and mentoring, upper extremity ischemia, advanced aortic surgery including hybrid cases, advanced dialysis access, and healthcare economics.

Hobbies/Interests Reefkeeping, history, cooking and wine, college and professional sports, and globalization.

Medical School  Oregon Health Sciences University
Residency  Oregon Health Sciences University
Fellowships  Oregon Health Sciences University
Board Certification Vascular Surgery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas N. Robinson, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, GI, Tumor, and Endocrine Division
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Clinical Interests  Videoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endocrine surgery

Hobbies/Interests Running, skiing

Medical School  Columbia University
Residency  University of Colorado Denver
Fellowships  University of California, San Francisco
Board Certification  Surgery               

                                                                                 



Denis D. Bensard, MD

Professor of Surgery, Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Director of Pediatric Trauma and Surgery

Clinical Interests Pediatric Surgery, trauma and critical care. Surgical conditions of newborns and children. Minimally invasive surgery. Surgery residency.

Research Interests  The immune and inflammatory response to injury

Medical School  University of Colorado Denver
Residency  Surgery, University of Colorado Denver
Fellowships Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ohio State University 
Board Certification  Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Other Interests Skiing, Triathlon, Road and Mountain Biking, Family

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Christopher Raeburn, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, GI, Tumor, and Endocrine Division
Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Clinical Interests  Endocrine surgery, general and laparoscopic surgery

Research Interests Thyroid cancer and adrenal neoplasms

Hobbies/Interests  My family, the outdoors, “indie” music, and jujitsu

Medical School  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency  University of Colorado Denver
Fellowships  Endocrine Surgery, UCD Board Certification  General Surgery

 
 

Jennifer Bruny, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado
Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Clinical Interests  Pediatric Endosurgery, general Pediatric Surgery
Hobbies/Interests 
Medical School  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency  University of Colorado Denver
Fellowships Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado, Board Certification, General & Pediatric Surgery


Paul Montero, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, GI, Tumor, and Endocrine Division
Director of Simulation, General Surgery Residency
Clinical Interests  Minimally invasive surgery, general surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction/hernia repair 
Hobbies/Interests Bass Guitar, Live Music, Snowboarding
Medical School Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency  University of Colorado Denver
Fellowships  Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center  
Board Certification  Surgery 
  
 
Claire E.M. Travis, MA MBA                                                                         
Education Manager, Department of Surgery
Hobbies/Interests Choral music, reading, teaching healthcare admin. & medical terminology, volunteering to make a change

Graduate School: Clark University, MBA, Healthcare Administration 
Ohio State University, MA, Education 
Undergraduate:  Bryn Mawr College
Certification: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

Phone: 303-724-2685

Email: Claire.Travis@UCDenver.edu

 


Education Staff with Dr. Schulick and Dr. Nehler

 

 

 

Contact us: University of Colorado Surgical Residency Program

12631 E. 17th Ave., MS C302, Aurora, CO 80045